Falconer Museum

Falconer Museum
Tolbooth Street
IV36 1PH



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Falconer Museum
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Established in Victorian era by the Falconer family to offer the town of Forres a museum and library facility. The collections have grown to become very eclectic and this redevelopment will refocus the exhibitions on the local community and surrounding inhabitants.

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Opening hours

Redeveloped Museum opened November 2007, please check the website for hours of opening, www.moray.gov.uk/museums

Admission charges

Free at all times

Includes many local artefacts, both archeaological and from Victorian age donated by residents since the founding in 1871. A portion of Dr Hugh Falconer's fossils together with his library and personal papers are held in our store.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Peter Anson
  • The Corries
  • Hugh Falconer
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Caravan and Pinhole Cameras


  • 16 May 2015

Celebrate the wonderful world of pin-hole photography and the magic of the camera obscura with our i-Art weekend. Pop along Forres High Street and take a peek into our Caravan Obscura to see a world turned upside down...then join us in the Tolbooth to create your very own camera obscura. At the Falconer Museum, you can get to grips with the finer points of pinhole photography with our popular workshops (remember to book), and use your own pinhole camera to hunt down the perfect composition in our 'Scots Safari/Safari Scots' exhibition.
All events are free, suitable for all ages and are on a drop-in basis. The Pin-hole photography workshops are bookable and more suited to adults and older children with a little more patience!

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Caravan and Pinhole Cameras


  • 16 — 17 May 2015 10am-4pm

Check out the view from the the highest point on the Festival of Museums map! The beautiful octagonal Nelson's Tower standing at the summit of Cluny Hill is the venue for 'i-Art' - an innovative weekend of discovery, celebrating the wonders of pin-hole photography and the magic of the camera obscura. The climb will be well worth the effort to see the amazing view of the Moray Firth from two different angles - what you can see with your own eyes and how our home-made camera obscura sees it. And if you want to capture this bat's eye view, why not take part in our upside-down art classes!
Suitable for all ages and on a drop-in basis.
Please note that the tower is a 10-15 minute walk from Grant Park car park and that there are 96 steps to the top of the tower.

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